The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) accepts applications from senior level policymakers and scholars to engage with students and faculty as a visiting scholar twice a year, for the fall and spring semesters. The application for the spring 2014 position is currently closed. Please check back to this page in February, 2014 if you are interested in applying for the fall 2014 position.
The visiting scholar will be based out of the Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative, within the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Visiting scholars will be expected to participate in the Middle East Initiative activities; engaging in informal interchange with students and faculty; and engage in one of the following activities: conducting a research project with a Harvard Kennedy School faculty member; or leading a not-for credit eight week study group on a topic relevant to policy and development in the Middle East and North Africa. Please see the Spring 2013 study group outlines at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics for a sense of what an HKS study group entails. In some cases visiting scholars may be asked to teach a course on campus. The visiting scholar’s work should highlight issues of significance to Kuwait, other Arab countries, and the United States.
The visiting scholar is required to be in residence for the semester and must be available to students throughout his/her time on campus. The program will provide the visiting scholar $5,000 a month and housing accommodations.
If you have any questions about the program or application process, please direct inquiries to Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.